Rowing requires: “Harmony, balance and rhythm. They are the things that stay with you your whole life.”
Daniel James Brown, The Boys in the Boat
Welcome to Community Rowing of San Diego
The first rowing club in the United States, Narragansett Boat Club was founded in 1838. Fifty years later, the sport of rowing had spread all the way across the continent to San Diego, where in 1888 its first boat club was formed. Four years later its second club was formed…
With support from the City of National City and the San Diego Unified Port District, Community Rowing of San Diego is conducting six one-week Learn-to-Row Camps for girls and boys ages 12-19 at the National City Aquatic Center, 3300 Goesno Place, National City, CA 91950.
- Over 90% of San Diego students who participate in rowing throughout high school go on to college, where many of them continue to row.
- Only Football offers more sports scholarships than Women’s Crew for Division I colleges.
- Over 100 colleges and universities have men’s rowing programs, including all of the Ivy League, all of the PAC12, and all of the Big Ten, and most schools in the other Division I conferences.
- Athletes from the United States, including many from San Diego, go on to compete on U.S. national teams.
Events – Olympic Day
As an element of America’s Olympic Day, a celebration of Olympic Rowing Day on Saturday, June 24th will be held at the National City Aquatic Center (3300 Gordon Place, National City) from 9 am to noon.
Please bring family members and friends to learn more about one of the original sports in the modern Olympic era.
All are welcome to participate in this “hometown” sport, bring casual/ workout attire.
Every participant will take home a memento.